Category archive: Learning

Can you walk to work?

My walk to work

How do you get to work? Are you sardined into a commuter train/tram/bus lurching in unison with the vehicle’s motion? Do you drive in a swarm of traffic that leaves you stressed and anxious at the start of the day? Or, do you walk to work like a do – along a pathway like this?

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Do you want an inspired life?

~Luis-perdigao

I read an interesting article about things you can do to boost your creativity and insight.  It comes from research from neuroscience which has fascinating insights into what our brains can do.  

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Thoughts on happiness …

NYE fireworksHappiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap.

~ William Bennett Former US Secretary of Education

Photo credit – Mary Bird

Thoughts about bias

aqoodwdypis-colton-brownEverybody is sitting around saying, ‘Well, jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.’ That somebody is us. We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
~ Wilma Mankiller

Photo credit – Colton Brown via Unsplash

Tips for managing unconscious bias

Hands of diverse people raised

Unconscious bias has become one of the “buzz terms” of organisational life.  The good news is everyone has unconscious biases.  The bad news is the same. So what can we do about it?

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Are we ever or never too old too learn? Part 2

Active nerve cell in human neural system Source: www.unisa.edu.auLearning about learning has led to learning about the brain.  It seems that learning in later life – as in earlier parts of life – involves neural pathways.  Growing new neural pathways is possible well into adult life.  We know this because of the plasticity of the brain.  It’s plastic? 

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What’s in a name?

Wordfromabird

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

The story behind a name often adds to its meaning.  So it was with the name of this blog.  

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